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Romney faces new mood in his party

Business Times - 18 Jan 2012


Romney faces new mood in his party

Republicans seem to be more attracted to his rivals' economic and foreign policy agenda

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

THE leading presidential candidates of the political party are blasting Wall Street private equity executives as 'vultures' who are destroying the livelihood of economically distressed blue-collar workers. 'They're just vultures,' one of this party's presidential aspirants declared recently, as he was describing what those greedy venture capitalists do for living. 'They're vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb waiting for the company to get sick, and then they swoop in, they eat the carcass, they leave with that and they save the skeleton,' he concluded. His remarks would have been applauded even by Comrade Lenin.

And in the presidential primary of the above-mentioned political party, a leading anti-war activist who has been calling for the withdra…